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Re: new member message for old members

May 02, 2009 10:51 AM
by Anand

Dear Eldon,
Your point can be understood. But you did not say anything about Joe Fulton's words "shut up". Do members have to assume that they can not start a thread with words "shut up", but they can say "shut up" in message body?
Anand Gholap

--- In, Eldon B Tucker <write001@...> wrote:
> Here's the message that new subscribers get on theos-talk. It would be good
> to keep it in mind during the discussions.
> One thread that seems to be getting a bit too personal seems to have
> originated in a message of Ananad's where he says that Reed Carson, Katinka
> Hesselink, and Daniel Caldwell were "some of the individuals who did much
> damage to Theosophical movement by their online activities." This is the
> "will you shut up" thread.
> I think it's time for the "will you shut up" thread to itself shut up.
> Let's enact a cease fire on all sides where all the "you're a bad person
> because you did ..." talk stops.
> We can talk about the relative merits of Leadbeater, Crowley, Bailey, Wood,
> Ballard, Hodgson, Barborak, etc. without picking still-living people on the
> list being personally put under the microscope and dissected.
> It would be good if we shifted our attention from the weakness in our
> opponent's position, looking to strike yet another stunning blow, and
> instead look for something interesting, creative, and unrelated to personal
> disputes.
> There's an interesting short piece in the March 2009 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.
> "Taming the Madness of Crowds" on page 16 talks about hooliganism, about
> "the melees ant international soccer matches are infamous for the intensity
> of violence . . . Social scientists who study hooligan chaso think they have
> fonud a better way to keep the peace . . . Portuguese security adopted the
> researcher' recommendation to institute low-profile, not-aggressive
> tactits--the most visible of which was to leave the riot gear behindfor
> police officers closest to fans . . . [It] did not alienate fans in the same
> way that legions of police in riot gear do. Shows of force . . . tend to
> antagonize crows, especially if police display favoritism, as in the case of
> a 2001 match in Rome when the officers stood by while Italian fanatics
> pelted Mancherster United aficionados with full plastic bottles."
> There are many short pieces of new discoveries, ideas, or approaches that
> appear in popular magazines. Anyone else come across something inseresting?
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